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The New California Gold Rush…to Texas and Tennessee!

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 8:30am 3/15/2016 at 8:30am

The Golden State is certainly living up to its name!

However, this time, the Gold Rush is out of this state to more economically friendly environments.

First, fast food giant Carl’s Jr. is moving its headquarters to Nashville, Tennessee!

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Life and Death Take Center Stage as SCOTUS Hears Texas Abortion Law Case

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 1:00pm 3/3/2016 at 1:00pm

The Supreme Court of the United States has resumed hearing oral arguments since the death of conservative stalwart Justice Antonin Scalia. His seat remains empty, leaving the Court’s already-tenuous balance even shakier as they address one of the most important abortion cases during recent years.

Wednesday, the Court heard oral arguments in ...

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UT Architecture Dean Cites Campus Carry as Reason for Leaving

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 10:30am 2/28/2016 at 10:30am

Despite numerous efforts to fight the Texas’s campus carry law, including a bizarre protest involving dildos, the law stands, and students are free to carry licensed firearms on campus beginning on August 1st of this year.

A University of Texas (UT) Architecture dean has declared that the new law is the reason...

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Texas Campus Carry Opponents Fight the Law

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 12:30pm 2/21/2016 at 12:30pm

Have you noticed that when liberals win it’s the “law of the land” and when liberals lose it’s an injustice which needs to be corrected?

A new Texas law allows college students to carry guns on campus but opponents aren’t happy.

FOX News

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In Texas, Will License Plate Readers Double as Debt Collectors?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 1, 2016 at 1:30pm 2/1/2016 at 1:30pm

Privacy advocates are not going to like this one.

Vigilant Solutions, a vehicle surveillance broker has offered access to its, “massive automated license plate reader databases,” to Texas law enforcement agencies. The catch? Vigilant receives access to outstanding court fees and receives 25% of any delinquent fines.

Wired has the story:

Vehicle surveillance...

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TX Gov Greg Abbott has plan to return power to the States

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 12:30pm 1/9/2016 at 12:30pm

Now that Texas governor Greg Abbott has been in office for a while, it’s easy to see why he beat Wendy Davis so handily. Abbott is pushing back against what he, and many others, see as an overreaching federal government.

The Dallas Morning News reports:

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls for Convention of...

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Feds Arrest Iraqi Refugees Suspected of Lying About Ties to ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 8, 2016 at 8:30am 1/8/2016 at 8:30am

Thursday night, news broke that federal authorities arrested two Iraqi immigrants. One in Sacramento, California, the other in Houston, Texas. Both individuals were arrested for allegedly lying to immigration officials about their connections with terrorist organizations.

Early reports Thursday night provided conflicting information and left many questions unanswered.

According to...

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Merry Christmas

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 25, 2015 at 9:00am 12/25/2015 at 9:00am

The Featured Image was sent to me in 2013 by a reader.

Maybe it’s true, everything really is bigger in Texas. On the other hand, maybe they just think everything is bigger.

This year I’ve been drawing on Christmas Eve and Day posts from prior years. Here’s another:

Christmas Day is when conservative Jewish...

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Texas Drops Request for Temporary Restraining Order Against Syrian Refugees

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 4, 2015 at 2:45pm 12/4/2015 at 2:45pm

Earlier this week, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a complaint seeking to block resettlement of six Syrian refugees.

Sarah Rumpf reported:

The lawsuit names as defendants various federal entities such as the Department of State, Secretary of State John Kerry, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and HHS Secretary...

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Texas Files Suit to Block Syrian Refugees

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 7:30pm 12/2/2015 at 7:30pm

On Wednesday afternoon, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, on behalf of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (Texas HHSC), filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas seeking to block the resettlement of six Syrian refugees in Texas.

The lawsuit names as defendants various federal entities such as...

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Supreme Court Will Rule on Texas Abortion Clinic Restrictions

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 13, 2015 at 3:15pm 11/13/2015 at 3:15pm

The Supreme Court agreed to consider the constitutionality of a 2013 Texas law (HB 2) that resulted in the closure of half the state’s abortion clinics, according to SCOTUS blog.

The earliest Whole Women’s Health vs. Cole would be heard is February. The issue:

Whether, when applying the “undue burden” standard of ...

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Houston Housing Authority Withdraws Eminent Domain Threats Against Churches

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 11:30am 11/4/2015 at 11:30am

The city of Houston is no longer threatening to seize two decades-old fifth ward churches via eminent domain.

From our August report:

Two churches nestled in what used to be one of Houston’s roughest neighborhoods are fighting back against the city. The Latter Day Deliverance Revival Center was established in the fifth...

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Texas Subpoenas Five Planned Parenthood Providers

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 23, 2015 at 6:05pm 10/23/2015 at 6:05pm

Monday, Texas cut Medicaid to Planned Parenthood providers.

“Texas has stepped forward and shown its unyielding commitment to both protecting life and providing women’s health services,” said Governor Abbott. “The gruesome harvesting of baby body parts by Planned Parenthood will not be allowed in Texas and the barbaric practice must be...

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“Clock Kid” and His Family are Moving to Qatar

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 7:00am 10/21/2015 at 7:00am

This story just keeps getting weirder.

Remember Ahmed Mohamed? He’s the Texas teen who sailed into his (extended) 15 minutes of fame after one of his teachers mistook a “homemade clock” for a homemade bomb.

The Social Justice Warriors rushed to Ahmed’s cause, crying racism; President Obama even invited him to...

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No More Texas Tax Dollars for Planned Parenthood Providers

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 8:00pm 10/20/2015 at 8:00pm

Monday, Texas Governor Abbott’s office announced Planned Parenthood providers would no longer be privy to Medicaid dollars.

“Texas has stepped forward and shown its unyielding commitment to both protecting life and providing women’s health services,” said Governor Abbott. “The gruesome harvesting of baby body parts by Planned Parenthood will not be...

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Gun Scare at Texas High School When Student Asked for Gum

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 5:30pm 10/15/2015 at 5:30pm

Enunciation saves lives. Ok, maybe not. But it probably prevents needless miscommunications like this one in Kyle, Texas.

According to KVUE:

When a Lehman High School student asked for some chewing gum, another person misheard and thought the student said the word “gun,” causing a scare on campus.

School officials investigated the concern...

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Campus (Dildo) Carry Protest Planned at University of Texas

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 12, 2015 at 2:30pm 10/12/2015 at 2:30pm

Longhorn alumna Jessica Jin plans to protest campus carry in a somewhat unconventional way — by organizing a “Campus (Dildo) Carry” protest at the University’s Austin campus. Jin graduated from the University of Texas last year with a degree in violin performance.

Campus carry, a law that extends concealed carry privileges to...

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